The Consultation Process and Posting Guidelines

The College invites your comments on both new and revised policies. We may also ask for your comments on existing policies that are under review. Your feedback helps us assess the policy and determine the issues we should consider throughout the review process, and informs policy development.

To ensure transparency and encourage open dialogue, the feedback we receive is posted on our website in accordance with our posting guidelines.

The College’s Executive Committee and Council review your comments before making any decisions about what is included in the final version of the policy. All feedback is carefully considered, even that which is not reflected in the final policy. When finalizing the policy content, the College will consider the extent to which your suggestions or comments represent the expectations of the profession, and are consistent with our mandate as a medical regulatory body. See About Us for more information on our mandate and role.

Posting guidelines

Names of individuals are not posted with their feedback – individuals are only categorized as physicians or as members of the public. Names of organizations (as provided with their feedback) are posted with their feedback. The College makes reasonable efforts to remove personal identifiers and information that may identify a third party prior to posting. The College does not review any content of any feedback for accuracy. The College does not review any references or links in any feedback either for accuracy or with respect to the content of the document referred to or the site linked, and the College is not responsible for any content of any document referred to or site linked.

The College reserves the right to refuse to post feedback, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion: it deems to be unrelated to the policy or issue under consultation; contains complaints and/or compliments about identifiable physicians; contains personal identifiers and/or other information that may identify a third party; is abusive, obscene, harassing/threatening or otherwise inappropriate; may include defamatory or libelous comments; or does not comply with the College’s Privacy Policy or its Social Media Terms of Use.

The College is not responsible for any content of any feedback nor for the loss of any feedback. By posting feedback, you are deemed to have agreed to all aspects of the College’s Privacy Policy and its Social Media Terms of Use.